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Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.OxfordExchange.com
  • Email: info@oxfordexchange.com
  • Phone: (813) 253-0222
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday from 7:30am -10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday from 11:00am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Saturday from 7:30am - 4:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am - 4:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Erin Guggino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer private dining and special events outside of regular business hours. Please contact Sarah Fairbairn for all special events 813-253-0222 then press 4 or sarah@oxfordexchange.com.
    For large reservations to the restaurant during business hours, please contact the restaurant's main line. 813-253-0222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Hyde Park Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is extensive street parking along Grand Central Ave. There is also lot parking in the church across the street as well as behind Prestige on Grand Central and Cedar Ave.
A word from Oxford Exchange
Expect an unsurpassed dining experience at Oxford Exchange. Our kitchen offers simple yet perfectly executed meals that feature local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Fresh seasonal foods are prepared daily for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea.
We believe that the real benefits come from sharing the simple pleasures of everyday living. Oxford Exchange attempts to promote open and civil conversations, the exploration of literature, the benefits of shared meals and drinks, curated retail products, and a home for business. Humility, exploration, curation, and fellowship are our values. Democratic, civil, provocative, relevant, and creative are our standards.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife had the chicken burger. I had the pork belly & blue burger. Both were quite acceptable with tasty sauces. Our waitress brought extra paper napkins for my burger as she deemed it "messy" to eat. She was correct. The Buddy Brew lattes were delicious and well presented. Staff were attentive. We were at the end of a banquette with a great view of the University of Tampa. We have enjoyed seating in the atrium in the past. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My two gal pals and I had lunch at OE earlier this week. It is a cool spot with the retail shop, coffee bar and bookstore. We first ordered kale chips, out of sheer curiosity. We are no longer curious. Yikes. Our lunches- 2 salads and a fish sandwich- were all tasty and well portioned. I will definitely eat at OE again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Today our service was a bit slow and there were not many people in the place to help me understand the problem. Our server was a bit out of it and very slow to take our orders and bring us our ordered beverages."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I love everything about it. Food is unique and very good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our reservation was specified as Afternoon Tea. There was no communication between the online reservation, the restaurant and the staff to specify that the tea is only available after 3pm. We made an additional reservation over the phone and the same problem was encountered. We received confirmation of our reservations for 1pm, the tables were set with our large group all together despite the need to make 3 different reservations. The staff was apologetic for the mis communication and offered us additional pastries for the group. It was a delicious meal and the setting is very family/group friendly. We will definitely return. Our hope is that our experience will highlight the restaurant staff's need for better training and communication."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "organic beef in the hamburger was fabulous, tender, juicy and flavorful. Sweet potato and regular fries were fresh cut. Atrium dining space was beautiful."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Surprised to find that no live person for reservations - were disconnected with a 'good bye' twice....a little painful. Touted as being a trendy place that two offspring of a major Florida family had started, it seemed that no one was really watching the details - dirty floors, many tables kept from wobbling with sugar packs, rocks....(ok temporary fix but come on....) unkempt plants (looks like nothing touched since planted when they opened), fountain - either water low or the inside waterproofing was too high....all took away from a 'good feel' - started to wonder about the kitchen. Wine - VERY short pour in very tiny glasses. Wow - $12 for 2 ounces. We run a retail store w/attention to detail.....owners need to pay more attention."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, creative menu & eclectic decor make this an ideal place for dining with friends."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "What an exceptionally beautiful place! I never want to leave. Unfortunately, and I've dined here several times, the food has never been anything to write home about. I keep hoping it will get better."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great place, great service, great food, but the European style of serving soda by the mini-can and charging as such is offensively pretentious, particularly in light of the ownership."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have an awesome breakfast at OE and I loved our wait staff. Quick service very professional."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "So-so. A $15 hamburger was merely OK and the sweet potato fries were average. Burger King does both just as well for about $6."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Love love love the organic and freshness!!! Excellent prep. A restaurant that really lives up to what it promises!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Charming, quaint and utterly refined boutique, cafe, tea and coffee pastry bookstore. Brilliant in every direction. Haute cuisine with tea from all over the world, especially great British blends. And understated yet crisp scones with a touch of clotted cream. Or, lunch with a chicken burger, house specialty! And that's just the food. The entire place is worth getting there way early or plan to stay afterwards and browse the bookstore and boutique. Truly refined Tampa at it's best. Classic stories to local focus. Charming child gifts. And they have offices for rent upstairs. Conference rooms with big screens, business facility with faxes, phones and copy machines."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a small group there to celebrate a birthday and made reservations in advance. I had a last minute change on the reservation -- party of 4 to 6 -- staff was very pleasant and still seated us on time. The server was very nice. The food seemed to take longer than i previously remember but it was very good and worth the wait. We capped off the brunch with a cupcake -- devils food with buttercream frosting - and that where the the food does not receive the 5 stars. The buttercream tasted like straight butter. My girls mentioned something to the server when she came back to check but the dessert was not removed from the ticket until i requested it be removed. Overall Love the ambiance and the prices and food are great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food and service. Will recommend and will return. The Open Table concept worked very well."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Treated my out of town visitors to lunch .And it was a very enjoyable time. We had a very friendly and attentive waiter named Garrett. Food was excellent and bit unusual ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had taken a guest to the OE for breakfast and usually the service is a bit on the slow side but our server was timely and made sure we had everything we needed. She was great!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my 5th and last trip to OE. The service we received on Saturday was HORRENDOUS. Our server was short with us, never ever came back except to take our order, and bring our check. WE were never asked for drink refills, whether or not we had received the correct orders, how our meals were, etc. . I had asked a friend to join me there for lunch - it was her first visit to OE. I was so embarrassed. For the price we paid for our meal, we expected service about the level of a fast food chain. I will NEVER go back and will not recommend OE anymore. Also, be careful of up charges. We asked for an english muffin instead of toast and were not told there would be a $3.00 charge."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I love having Friday lunch dates at the OE. The courtyard seating in the atrium makes you feel like you are sitting outside with the comfort of air conditioning. The food is excellent and don't miss one of their fresh brewed loose teas done over ice."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance, amazing food, and fabulous service. Fresh and interesting menu selections."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I brought two friends of mine who had never been as I had ranted and raved numerous times about OE. Initially, they were as charmed as I had been. The service was quick and very friendly...until after we got our food. It did start to get very busy as the lunch crowd was coming in, but all the more reason to continue quick service! We waited almost 20 minutes after we had finished to get boxes and a check. We ended up having to rush back to work and did not have time to grab a coffee or shop as we had intended. It's not a good first impression on new guests when you have to run out of the shop because you ran out of time due to slow service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It's like being transported to London as soon as you walk thru the door ."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was very pleased that they were able to accommodate me a guest and my baby girl who was housed in a stroller, the host made me feel very comfortable and found a table to suit us as well!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What a great place. A hidden gem once discovered you will go again and again. Go for breakfast. It is so yummy and fun!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were escorted by the hostess to a table. Menu was dirty and was replaced. Table was dirty, had to ask for it to be cleaned. Lots of staff standing around but our waiter arrived in about 10 minutes. He was good once he finally arrived. Food was good but overpriced. Omelet was okay. Husband's ham scramble thin and barely warm. Side potatoes were cold. I will try again but quantity of customers does not guarantee quality of food or service. Needs better quality control and more direct management. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My companion and I really enjoy the simple sophistication of the entire OE experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "OE was amazing! We sat in the foyer area, next to the fountain. It has an open air feel and it was very comfortable. For a small corking fee, you can BYOB of champagne. Their fresh squeezed orange juice was perfect for mimosas. Healthy food options and delictable plates. Obviously, their coffee was amazing too! Very unique atmosphere and ambiance. Can't wait to go again for Sunday funday."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was my first time attending and it will absolutely not be my last. Great service, great food and a great ambience!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "What an uber chic establishment! We were impressed with the modern decor, the swanky lounges, and the dapperly dressed employees. The cuisine was just as titillating as the environment. The elements within each plate was crisp, unprocessed, and fresh. We had guests with us from Washington DC and they fell as madly in love with this gem as we did! Overall experience is incomparable and offers award winning brunch dishes and first rate service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love the food and the tea selection at Oxford Exchange. However, the noise level, due to the hard surfaces is sometimes unbearable. I would eat here more often if it were a tad quieter."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I came from Boston and was looking for a restaurant that had a good vibe and that snooty New England feel. It's like eating at an Urban Outfitters, organic, free range, and delicious. I highly recommend this place, but it's kind of a secret, so I hope that the hipsters don't find out about it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Contemporary place to have birthday gathering while enjoying eclectic menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a wonderful place. Beautiful atmosphere, architecture, and inviting eclectic ambiance which draws all of your senses in the minute you walk in the door. Great coffee and teas and the mahi mahi sandwich -delicious. Great for lunch and a cool place to grab a coffee and study, or do business. Definitely a new favorite place for me to take clients and to meet up with friends."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The VERY BEST for lunch in Tampa. You will never be disappointed in the three legs of dining, food, service, and ambience. They are targeting evening dining at present. I am certainly in on that."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Didn't know this place existed in Tampa until I found it on here. Will definitely be back again but for Brunch this time. The waiter was fabulous! such a nice restaurant and very nice views inside. It doesn't feel like Tampa once you are inside."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Been to Oxford exchange several times and never have been disappointed! Food, service and ambience makes you feel you're in a urban setting in NYC Or Chicago. Must try!!!?"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I went to OE for the first time for Sunday brunch, loved it so much, I returned the following Sunday!!! Highly recommended. The food and service are amazing!!!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great place, love OE. Gluten Friendly and Vegetarian Friendly. Rare combination and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Can't hear anyone else at the table but small price to pay for good food, beautiful surroundings, great service, and wonderful shopping. Love it."
    Dined on 3/23/2014